National Biomechanics Day on April 6

Drs. Susan D’Andrea and Ryan Chapman, with the help from KIN graduate students, organized URI’s National Biomechanics Day to demonstrate how biomechanics is used to better understand biology in the physical world and make contributions to human movement and performance.

Students from South Kingstown High School and Coventry High School were invited to experience the Biomechanics Lab, Body Composition Lab, Fitness Lab, and Motion Capture Lab, where professors and grad students from kinesiology, physical therapy, communicative disorders, and engineering educated the students on biomechanics systems. They measured their brain waves using EEG sensors, examined their body composition, measured the force they put on their feet while walking, put on motion capture sensors to see how their bodies move, and much more.